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Woman appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Washington's wash woman washed Washington's wash while Washington's wife went west.
  • Who washed Washington's white woolen underwear when Washington's washer-woman went west?

Woman appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Turn, woman, in a mown rut.
  • Yawn, woman, in a mown way.
  • Woman maps yam snot and DNA. Tons may spam Nam. Ow!
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Usage statistics for the noun woman:

spoken English35.95%written English64.05% conversational speech36.17%task-oriented speech63.83% imaginative writing58.27%informational writing41.73%
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Fun fact! A paraphenalia was originally all of a woman’s possessions that did not automatically become her husband’s property after marriage.

Fun fact! The importance of punctuation: "Woman, without her man, is nothing." / "Woman: Without her, man is nothing."

Fun fact! The only word beginning with X that William Shakespeare used was Xanthippe, the name of Socrates' wife, which Shakespeare used as a byword for a nagging, bad tempered woman.

Woman is sometimes a misspelling of women.

The word woman is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun woman

What does woman mean as a name of something?

Woman is one of the top 50 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: women

  1. an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
  2. a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or girlfriend) in the life of a particular man
    • example: he was faithful to his woman
    • usage: colloquialism
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • antonym: man
    • more generic terms: female / female person = a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
  3. a human female employed to do housework
  4. women as a class

Alternative definition of the noun woman


  1. An adult female human.
  2. A wife (sometimes a fiance or girlfriend)

Definition of the verb woman

What does woman mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: womaned | womaning | womans

  1. To man with female labor.


Who is Woman?

Woman a.k.a. Nancy Benoit: Nancy Daus was a wrestler.


  1. Woman is a fictional film character.
  2. Woman is a fictional character from the 2011 film Night Fishing.
  3. Woman is a fictional character in the 2014 documentary film N: The Madness of Reason.
  4. Woman is a fictional character from the 2009 film Accident.
  5. Woman is a fictional character from the 2012 film 10th Day.
  6. Woman is a fictional character from the 2009 film The Road.
  7. Woman is a fictional character from the 2012 film Fifty Shades of Blue.
  8. Woman is a fictional character from the 2012 film Sea Pavilion.
  9. Woman is a fictional character from the 2012 film Modus Anomali.
  10. Woman is fictional character from the 2009 film Night Train.
  11. Woman is a fictional character from the 1997 film Sicily.
  12. Woman is a fictional character from the 1958 film Dom.
  13. Woman is a fictional character from the 2011 film Birthday.
  14. Woman is a fictional character from the 2007 film Chaurahen.
  15. Woman is a fictional character from the 2011 film Michael.

There are other characters with in their name, like A Woman, Woman 2, Fat woman, Gay Woman, Old Woman, Bank woman, City Woman, Fair Woman, Lone Woman, Rich Woman, This Woman, Town Woman, Wise Woman, Woman Poet, Blind Woman, Devil Woman, First Woman, Happy Woman, Leech Woman.


  1. "Woman" is a song written and performed by John Lennon from his 1980 album Double Fantasy. Lennon wrote it as an ode to his wife Yoko Ono, and to all women. The track begins with Lennon whispering, "For the other half of the sky ...", a paraphrase of a Chinese proverb, once used by Mao Zedong.
  2. "Woman" is a song by Australian rock band Wolfmother, featured on their 2005 debut studio album Wolfmother. It was released as the band's fourth single in Australia on 17 June 2006, and later in the United Kingdom on 17 July. It became a massive hit at rock radio during the summer of 2006 in the United States, achieving peaks of number 7 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and number 10 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. "Woman" won the award for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007.
  3. "Woman" is the debut studio album by Canadian/Danish R&B duo Rhye. The album was released worldwide on March 1, 2013 by Polydor Records, except in North America where it was released on March 5 through Loma Vista Recordings, Innovative Leisure, and Republic Records. The album's release followed the singles "Open" and "The Fall", both of which appear on the album.
  4. "Woman" is a 1966 single by Peter and Gordon, written by Paul McCartney under a pseudonym.
  5. "Woman" is a musical album of Lucie Bílá.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  6. "Woman" is the first solo album by British musician Mike McGear, brother of former-Beatle Paul McCartney, who also co-wrote a song, but is credited as a "friend". Roger McGough produced and co-wrote some songs with McGear.
  7. "Woman" is a studio album by Nancy Sinatra, released in 1973.
    • genre: Pop music
    • released in (42 years ago)
  8. "Woman" is an album by Burt Bacharach in collaboration with the Houston Symphony Orchestra that was released in 1979 on A&M Records. It is a recording of a live, four hour recording session that took place on November 2, 1978 at Jones Hall in Houston, Texas. The project was originally conceived by Bacharach and Michael Woolcock. Guest vocalists included Carly Simon on the song "I Live In The Woods", Libby Titus on the song "Riverboat" and Sally Stevens on the song "There Is Time".
    • released in (36 years ago)
  9. "Woman", pubblicato nel 2002 è il dodicesimo album della cantante Spagna, il primo inciso per un'altra etichetta dopo la chiusura del contratto con la Sony Music.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  10. "Woman" is a musical single of Neneh Cherry.
    • released in (19 years ago)


  1. Woman is a tv program.
  2. "Woman" a.k.a. "Aurat" is a 1967 Hindi movie produced and directed by S. S. Balan and S. S. Vasan. The film stars Padmini, Pran, Rajesh Khanna, Feroz Khan, Kanhaiyalal, David, O. P. Ralhan, Nazima, Lalita Pawar and Leela Chitnis. The films music is by Ravi.The film is totally revolving around character of Parvati's life played by Padmini. The film deals with how Parvati, who is in true love with character played by Feroz Khan, is forced by circumstances to marry Manoharilal against wishes of her brother and later is tested by life to show whether after marriage to Manoharilal, she is truly affectionate to Manoharilal or is she having affair with the her ex-boyfriend.
  3. "Woman" is a 1918 silent drama and war film written by Charles E. Whittaker and directed by Maurice Tourneur.
  4. "Woman" is a 1968 three-part South Korean film directed by Kim Ki-young, Jung Jin-woo and Yu Hyun-mok. The film was based on ideas of Kim Ki-young's wife, Kim Yu-bong, and Kim directed the last third.
  5. "Woman" a.k.a. "Onna" is a 1948 drama film written and directed by Keisuke Kinoshita.
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  6. "Woman" a.k.a. "Mujer" is a 1947 Mexican film. It was directed by Chano Urueta.
  7. "Woman" is a 1986 film directed by B.R. Ishara.
  8. "Woman" is a 2009 experimental film directed by Nina Lassila.


  1. Woman a.k.a. Female is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, which produces ova. The ova are defined as the larger gametes in a heterogamous reproduction system, while the smaller, usually motile gamete, the spermatozoon, is produced by the male. A female individual cannot reproduce sexually without access to the gametes of a male. Some organisms can reproduce both sexually and asexually.
  2. Woman: A woman is a female human. The term woman is usually reserved for an adult, with the term girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent. However, the term woman is also sometimes used to identify a female human, regardless of age, as in phrases such as "women's rights". "Woman" may also refer to a person's gender instead of their sex. Women are typically capable of giving birth from puberty until menopause, although some sterile, intersex and/or transgender women cannot. Throughout history women have assumed or been assigned various social roles.
    • also known as Đàn bà, Hatun
  3. Woman is an English weekly magazine launched in 1937. Its target audience is for 30- and 40-year old women. It encompasses a mix of celebrity gossip and TV news, real-life stories, and fashion and beauty tips. Its lifestyle section offers ideas on homes, interiors and food, product reviews and advice.
  4. Woman or Woman: Incorporating the Woman's Budget was a woman's magazine published in Sydney, Australia by Sungravure. It operated from 1934 to 1954. Issues originally cost three pence each.

Phrases with Woman

Phrases starting with the word Woman:

  1. woman hater
  2. woman's hat

Phrases ending with the word Woman:

  1. gay woman
  2. old woman
  3. one-woman
  4. Butt-Woman
  5. kept woman
  6. fancy woman
  7. First Woman
  8. loose woman
  9. Other Woman
  10. point woman
  11. stunt woman
  12. white woman
  13. widow woman
  14. young woman
  15. bionic woman
  16. honest woman
  17. Little Woman
  18. Muscle Woman

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Woman

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Google previewThe Lone Hand (1908)

A beautiful woman is the Paradise of the eyes, the Hell of the soul, and the Purgatory of the purse.—Anon.

Google previewThe Literary Panorama and National Register (1819)

A virtuous woman is the greatest blessing to, and most valuable part of the human species; but women are uot treated as...

Google previewEngendering the Subject (1991)

Gender and Self-Representation in Contemporary Women's Fiction by Sally Robinson

To become Woman means to place oneself in a position that is sanctioned by, and guarantees, masculinist structures of...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1775)

Answering at Once the Purposes of Rhyming, Spelling, and Pronouncing. On a Plan Not Hitherto Attempted ... To which is Prefixed a Copious Introduction to the Various Uses of the Work ... and for the Purposes of Poetry is Added an Index of Allowable Rhymes by John Walker

A woman that commits adultery, f. The act of going out; departure, s. A returning or going back, s. To begin violence, v. a. To turn from the subjea, v. n. A female tiger, f. An entrance, s. A meeting ; combat; shock, f.

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1994)

by Henry Watson Fowler

(WOMAN FEMININE DESIGNATIONS tival use, we Bay so-A-so is female, meaning that it is of or for the female sex. Beyond that point as an adjective female ha« not gone ; feminine, on the other hand, is not a noun that has gone part ...

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

A woman is like a salad: much depends on the dressing —Anon There's also a saying, “clothes make the man, ” so this simile need not be limited to one sex. A woman moved is like a fountain troubled, muddy, ill-seeming, thick, bereft of beauty ...

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Usage statistics about woman

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun woman:

spoken English35.95%written English64.05% conversational speech36.17%task-oriented speech63.83% imaginative writing58.27%informational writing41.73%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun woman:


Comparison of usage frequency between the noun woman and its most common antonym:


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Quotes about Woman

It is not the intelligent woman v. the ignorant woman; nor the white woman v. the black, the brown, and the red, it is not even the cause of woman v. man. Nay, tis woman's strongest vindication for speaking that the world needs to hear her voice. (Anna Julia Cooper)
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Scrabble value of W4O1M3A1N1

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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